Am I A Good Candidate For An Eyelid Lift?

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When it comes to your face, fewer features are more dynamic than your eyes. For men and women with hanging eyelids, hooded eyes, or another concern, something as simple as looking in the mirror or taking a Zoom call can be extremely discouraging. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Hakimi understands the frustrating nature of these problems and is proud to offer advanced eyelid surgery in Beverly Hills, CA to help patients feel more comfortable and confident about their appearance. Use the helpful information below to better understand what eyelid surgery is, how it works, and if it may be right for you.

What is an eyelid lift?

An eyelid lift, or blepharoplasty, is a highly beneficial form of facial rejuvenation surgery that aims to make improvements to the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both. During eyelid surgery in Beverly Hills, Dr. Hakimi uses extreme precision and skill to make a delicate incision in the crease of the upper eyelid (upper eyelid lift) or along the lower lash line (lower blepharoplasty). Depending on the nature and severity of the patient’s concerns, Dr. Hakimi may trim extra skin, remove bulging fat, tighten the remaining skin, and more.

Do I need blepharoplasty?

A common misconception regarding eyelid surgery is that it is reserved for older men and women with severely loose eyelid skin due to aging. While these patients certainly can benefit from blepharoplasty, they are not the only ones. Virtually anyone with heavy, hanging eyelids or puffy under eye bulges can enhance their appearance with an eyelid lift. Some of the cosmetic and functional concerns that are most frequently treated with blepharoplasty include:

  • Hanging eyelids
  • Hooded eyes
  • Saggy eyelids
  • Droopy eyes
  • Obstructed field of vision
  • Heavy eyelids
  • No eyelid crease
  • Puffiness under eyes
  • Bulging fat under eyes
  • Downturned eyes

During your initial consultation for Beverly Hills blepharoplasty, Dr. Hakimi will carefully evaluate your eyelids, discuss your ideal outcome, and determine whether an eyelid lift may be right for you. Ideal candidates for eyelid lift surgery should be:

  • In good health
  • Nonsmokers
  • Have no contraindications to surgery or anesthesia
  • Have concerns about loose skin, bulging fat, or other problems with the eyelids
  • Desire more open, alert, youthful-looking eyes

Are blepharoplasty scars visible?

Patients considering any cosmetic procedure, particularly one involving the face, may understandably have questions and concerns about visible scarring. Dr. Hakimi understands the importance of keeping cosmetic work discreet and takes great care to ensure blepharoplasty incisions can be concealed within the natural lines and contours of the face. For patients undergoing upper eyelid lift, the tiny incision will be made within the crease of the upper eyelid, making it virtually imperceptible. In the case of lower eyelid surgery, a delicate incision is placed along the lower lash line. In the vast majority of cases, even the patients themselves are unable to discern their blepharoplasty scars!

Refresh your face and brighten your eyes with blepharoplasty in Beverly Hills, CA

If hanging eyelids have you looking tired or hooded eyes are obstructing your field of vision, you may be a candidate for blepharoplasty. Call our knowledgeable team to schedule your one-on-one consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Hakimi today, and learn more about the exciting possibilities of eyelid surgery in Beverly Hills, CA.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.